Loar Family History

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Loar Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained. The name is recorded in both England and Scotland. It may be a variant of Scottish Lour, a habitational name from Lour, formerly a part of the parish of Meathielour. Possibly also German: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hoar, Lear, Goar, Lua, Logar, Moat, Coar, Lohr, Long, Loo

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Loar Family Origin

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Loar Family Occupations

What did your Loar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Loar family was Mariner. Bill Poster, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loar. The most common Loar occupation in the UK was Bill Poster. 25% of Loar's were Bill Posters.

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  • Bill Poster

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Mariner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Loar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Loar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Loar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 957 immigration records available for the last name Loar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Loar. For the veterans among your Loar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loar Life Expectancy

What is the average Loar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Loar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Loar in 1954 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loar ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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